Large, New luxury Villa w/pool & Staff -cook/clean
|Per night||$228 - $328|
|Per week||$1,600 - $2,300|
A night guard is posted between sunset and sunrise.
|Jan 01 2014||May 15 2014||$328||$328||$2,300||-||-|
|May 16 2014||Dec 03 2014||$228||$228||$1,600||-||-|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: included|
|Deposits: 50% payment is due to hold the Villa and 50% 30 days before occupancy. Non-refundable. PayPal add 3% to rental. Deposits are not refundable unless the Villa can be re-rented.|
|Payment Options: Personal Check, PayPal|
|Other Fees: Additional people staying in the house will be charges $30 per night in low season or $35 per night in high season. $4.00 per day/per person gratuity collected in advance to be paid directly to the maid/cook. All taxes are inclued in rates|
July 4, 2012
I think the property is the wrong listing above. We stayed at Villa Bentley in Puerta Plata. The villa was better than the photos displayed. The view was amazing with a wonderful view of the ocean and beautifully set in the mountains. Breath taking! There are no words to describe how beautiful Villa Bentley was. The villa was by far larger than we needed with only a party of 7, but the space ended up making the trip even more enjoyable. The villa is perfect for teens which can always be challenging when planning a vacation. The cinema was a favorite hang out for the teens in the evening and when they needed a break from the sun. I think everyone's favorite spot was the large outside back porch where the view is magnificient with a nice breeze. Glen is very blessed with the staff he has. The house was well kept, and the staff helped us with anything we need. Leta the cook made us wonderful meals, and knew how to fill up young boys. Everyone loved her rice dishes and rice and bean meals. Being a sweet tooth, I of course loved her famous carmel flan. Devine! We went on a doon buggy adventure and came back covered in mudd and thought many of our clothes and shoes were done for, but somehow they managed to save them. I cannot say enough about the wonderful staff and the hospitality shown to us. We hope to return soon, we loved it!
Crystal Lake, IL
January 11, 2011
This was our second trip to Playa Cofresi and we had some pretty high expectations on the accommodations and service for the area - I am happy to say that they were met and exceeded! The upgrades that were now available in the new Casi Cielo property were welcome - the upstairs bar area with TV gave the kids a place to chill out separate from the adults and the WiFi access allowed us to stay connected and make Skype calls without having to purchase calling cards. The Francesca and Lina were excellent cooks and support staff and we never wanted for anything (convincing the Mom's to stop helping and just relax was a challenge though!). The pool and decks were well used for relaxing and keeping the kids entertained. Just be sure the plan your shower schedule accordingly as the water pressure is very light (as all properties are there) but fine provided there aren't two people trying to use them at the same time.
My wife, daughter, her teenage friend, and I had one of our best vacations in our recent stay at Villa Casi Cielo. You can't imagine a more beautifully appointed and well-maintained property, with all of the amenities, including WiFi and cable, maid service, home cooking, and a magnificent ocean view from poolside and especially from a second-story terrace where my wife performed yoga each day as the sun rose; an especially nice touch are the original Haitian oil paintings on walls throughout the villa. Even though the villa and its furnishings look and feel luxurious, we found it a very comfortable place to relax and unwind for a week. We were especially satisfied with the personal care we received from a local tour guide, who stopped by the villa to help us plan and arrange excursions, for which we were promptly picked up each morning. The catamaran excursion was some of the most fun we've ever had! We loved the meals that the cooks prepared for us at the villa, but we also enjoyed some fabulous inexpensive Mexican meals at Los Charros, to which we walked from the villa. The privacy of the villa gave us the isolation to enjoy leisurely afternoon reading or sunbathing by the pool, but we had no difficulty getting transportation to activities beyond the villa. We found it especially helpful that the owners have developed a 20-page guidebook for renters that anticipates any question or need and that covers everything from shopping, planning excursions, eating out, or dealing with emergencies. We all agreed it was one of the best vacations we've ever enjoyed in a truly spectacular setting and a really good value. We'll definitely go back!
Our family had a perfect vacation at Casi Cielo and I would definitely recommend this property. We were there from July 25th through August 6th and did not want to return home! The location of the property is convenient to the beach, convenience stores, and Ocean World. All were within walking distance so we had no need to rent a vehicle.
The owner was very prompt to answer questions and provided excellent information to assure that our vacation was nothing short of perfect. The property and views were more beautiful than the photos. The housekeepers (Lena and Francesca) were there for our every need. Their service was unbeatable and their cooking was loved by everyone in our family! It was definitely relaxing to have all of the household chores, cooking, and laundry done! This is the first vacation that I (the mom) got to relax!
Ellio, the grounds keeper was excellent and ran errands for us. He also went out of his way to give our daughters (ages 6,11,and 11) an education on the tropical coconut trees. This was a very good time!
Another person (Gus) came to the property and took care of the planning for all of our excursions. This was great as we did not have to leave the villa or disrupt the children playing in the pool. I even managed to get a pedicure while sitting on the beautiful veranda and enjoying the view.
We went out on the catamaran excursion and loved it! The views were amazing and the staff was great! The snorkeling was great and the children really enjoyed the outing.
We also went to Ocean World and swam with the dolphins. This was by far a wonderful experience for the entire family and a must do for all ages! They even have a DVD you may purchase to remember your trip.
We will definitely return to the Dominican Republic and stay at Casi Cielo! Thanks to everyone for giving our family the perfect vacation!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
A Fun Family Gathering
Cairowes Ossining, New York
Review Submitted: August 2, 2010 Date of Stay: July 2010
An important reason for our choice of Casi Coeli was that there are 4 master suites. This meant that we,our three sons and their spouses could have their own private area. It was also important that Lena and Francesca would be there to do housework and cooking. We wanted everyone to "be on vacation". Alan was responsive to all of our queries and provided more than adequate information about the villa, the sights and restaurants. We are fortunate that our middle son is married to a Dominican. They spend time there with their children every summer. We had our own transportation and were able to go to the market in Puerta Playa, the "go-carts", the funiculare and Playa Sosua. Gus arranged a snorkeling excursion that everyone enjoyed. Lena and Francesca were very willing to cook whatever we or our grandchildren wished. There were 7 grandchildren (ages 15-5). They also kept up with the mounds of laundry. We discovered that the security guards were very grateful for any leftovers in the evening! We loved Stefy and Natale's Italian restaurant. We also enjoyed drinks at night at Alhora as it is right on the beach. We were able to walk to the ATM at the Casino in Ocean World. I would recommend this property to others. It was perfect for families and would also work for couples or singles. I might add that the spaciousness made it very comfortable for my husband (grandpa) as there was always a breeze and there was areas where he could read.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Amazing Villa - A+++
jujubees12000 New York, NY.
Date Submitted: January 26, 2009 Date of Stay: December 2008
We had an absolutely wonderful time renting Casi Cielo from 12/23/08-12/28/08. We were a party of 13 (12 adults and one infant) and the house was so large that we never felt on top of each other. The villa is incredibly beautiful and we kept on discussing how we would not have changed anything ourselves if we had designed it on our own. Each of us were impressed by the views and loved how we each had some own privacy with our own balconies. We especially appreciated the crib in the room on the first floor and how there was a high chair set up for the infant.
Lina, Francesca and Elio were all extremely professional and we loved their cooking. I don't think I have ever been so pampered in my life. Lina took care of our dietary restrictions and we very much enjoyed the lunches (salads, bean dips, sandwiches), drinks and dinners (fish paella, fish in coconut curry sauce) she prepared for us. We went out one night to Chris and Maddy's and one night to Papillon. Alan and Susan did a remarkable job mapping out the area and making dinner suggestions for us. We spent most of the time just lounging by the pool but did make it to cofresi beach at least once per day (to do some swimming). The beach is extremely quiet but the water and sand were just beautiful. We never had a chance to make it over to Ocean World but would like to do so on our next trip.
Gus took care of us very well by organizing trips (ATV and waterfall tour were amazing) and massages for us and Gabino was extremely helpful, coming to the house on a regular basis to make sure everything was ok.
We flew into Puerto Plata (35 minutes away) and out of Santiago (about 1.5 hours away). We would not recommend renting a car as taxis are readily available
Overall our experience was amazing and we would love to return to your villa at some point in the future. Thank you so very much for sharing your house with us.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway, Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Casi Cielo lives up to its name.
Gary & Debra Dallas, TX.
Date Submitted: October 28, 2008 Date of Stay: September 2008
We had the distinct privilege of being the first guests to stay at Casi Cielo. The house is absolutely beautiful, and the view from the house is amazing. We've rented self-catering villas in Europe and on other islands in the Caribbean, but this is the first time we've ever had the luxury of a full time cook and housekeeper. The villa staff, Lina and Elio, treated us like royalty and we very much enjoyed Lina's cooking. She took extra care to meet our special dietary restrictions so we didn't have to worry about our food allergies. The beautiful pool with the waterfall was perfect for lazy afternoons, and oh yes, don't forget that incredible view - Cofresi Beach and Peninsula Esmeralda with its beautiful towering palm trees, and just to the right Mount Isabel de Torres. We were even treated to a fireworks show from the nearby resort one night.
Gabino, the local villa manager, stopped by the villa frequently to check on us, and Gus came by several times to offer local tours and spa services. We opted for the catamaran snorkeling tour and the waterfall tour. Both were great, but be warned that the waterfall tour is for the more athletically inclined (I didn't make it all up the way to the top of the falls). We took their advice and didn't rent a car. Taxis will pick you up at the villa and airport transfers are available upon request. We also hired a private guide to drive us to Sosua and Cabarete beaches one day. Each beach has its own character and flavor, but they are all beautiful. Gus also arranged for a wonderful massage at the villa.
It's a short walk down the hill from the villa to Cofresi Beach, and in September we almost had the whole beach to ourselves. We tried two of the restaurants at Cofresi. We loved the Rum Punch and Langostinos & Steak at Chris & Mady's. We didn't like food the Ahora Beach House, but maybe we just hit it on a bad night.
We felt very safe the whole time we were in the D.R. The villa owner was wonderful to work with and happy to answer all our questions. The house will easily accommodate a large family or two or three couples. There are two flat screen TVs, three indoor living areas and furnished balconies off of every room, all with fabulous views. If you are looking for a luxurious place to relax in paradise at a very reasonable price, we highly recommend Casi Cielo. Thank you to Alan and Susan for sharing their fabulous vacation home with us. We hope to return soon.
Recommended for: Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway, Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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